Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

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Grouse counts on the rise across the state

By Joe Albert Staff Writer Grand Rapids, Minn. — After a protracted wait, there’s finally good news for grouse hunters in the state. The ruffed grouse population cycle may be on its way up. For

Buyout proposed for commercial netters

By Frank Hinchey Contributing Writer Columbus — If a new bill is approved by state lawmakers, this could be the last season for commercial fishing on Lake Erie. Newly introduced legislation in the Ohio General

Democrats mum on license fee hikes

By Bob Frye Capital Correspondent Harrisburg — House Demo-crats have really taken the phrase “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” to heart, at least when it comes to

USFWS confirms virus in Lake Erie drum kill

By Mike Moore Editor Sandusky, Ohio — A sizeable die-off of freshwater drum in Lake Erie in May was caused by a strain of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, according to test results from a

Legal battle over access to Little Juniata opens

By Deborah Weisberg Contributing Writer Huntingdon, Pa. — A legal drama about the public’s right to fish the Little Juniata River played out this month in a Huntingdon County courtroom, in the long-awaited trial of

OSU seeking $500,000 for ‘dead zone’ study

By Bob Hecker Contributing Writer Columbus — The 2007 federal budget will likely include another $500,000 for an Ohio State University study of an oxygen-depleted “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. OSU scientists familiar

Deer hunting tourney is on tap near Gladwin

By Bill Parker Editor Gladwin, Mich — Competitive hunting is coming to the Lost Arrow Deer Ranch in Gladwin. Real estate executive David Farbman told Michigan Outdoor News that he is fulfilling a dream by

Alternative energy: new CRP threat?

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor Washington — As United States leaders look for ways to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign energy sources, wildlife and habitat may be unlikely victims, conservation groups fear. That’s why

Tetracycline pills will help DNR pinpoint bear numbers

By Larry Polenske Correspondent Madison — Beginning this summer, Wisconsin black bears will eat tetracycline pills that should give researchers a clearer picture of the bear population down the road when they look at bear

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